People - Cheryl

Name: Cheryl Park 
Title: Ph.D. Candidate
Degree: BS, University of Michigan
Research area: Neuroendocrinology
Program: Neuroscience
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
Northwestern University
2205 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7949
Fax: (847) 491-5528


Research Description:

My research focuses on investigating the actions of progesterone and estrogen on the hypothalamic circuitries that govern energy homeostasis. Pharmacological and genetic models have been used to determine that progesterone, most probably via estrogen-induced progesterone receptors, increase visceral adiposity, body mass, food intake and may lead to leptin and insulin resistance. In addition, work is being done to understand the molecular constituents and signaling pathways responsible for the modulation of energy homeostasis by these hormones.















Dr. Jon E. Levine
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology -  Institute for Neuroscience – Center for Reproductive Science
Northwestern University
2205 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. Office Phone: 847-491-7180. Lab Phone 847-491-7949

E-Mail: jlevine@northwestern.edu

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